My Netgalley Regret

courtesy of geek

I was a member of netgalley for over a year now, having joined last March 2013. Barely 2 weeks ago, I exploited my account, sending requests for the first time. And within 24 hours, I got 10 approvals. In a week, I was autoapproved by some Publishers.

Yesterday, I finally bought my own domain name. A very short domain name, just 5 letters and for which I was more than satisfied. I was so happy about it I then decided to change my usernames across the internet (save for a few). Since netgalley doesn't offer to change one's username, I opted to what netgalley suggested in its knowledge base: to request their support team for one's account to be deleted. And request I did, but not before I made a new account with my new website's domain name in use.

I feel the need to have a new username because my previous account's username is way too long for my taste now and I don't like using something I no longer like. It leaves a bitter taste to my mouth. Moreover, I want things to be easier for me and that I want to have good vibes always. And yes, having a decent username encompasses my peaceful state of mind.

My then netgalley account was deleted in their database today but I could still access stuff in my previous account.

I clicked a lot of request buttons yesterday to see if I will still get approved. And I just don't understand it! The very ones who autoapproved me before rejected my requests! It felt to me as if I no longer had any chance to get autoapproval again.

Sure I had lots of rejections in my previous account but this one just hurts because I think that those publishers matter to me.

I know that I'll get over this feeling (maybe in a week) and I'd get approved requests over time. But the wound is still so fresh, I feel the need to share my sorrows.

I'm still undecided if I really regret what I did but sure I was let down by my actions.


  1. OMG! That sounds horrible. Maybe you can just contact the publicists and tell them what happened. They'll probably send you an invitation for the title or maybe just send you the ARC.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    1. Thanks for the reply. I've never ever tried contacting publishers (I'm kind of shy if not afraid to do so). Maybe if I finally have the guts, I will. But only after I finished reading some of my approved ARCs. I don't want them to see me as someone demanding when I couldn't even finish a book this football season. XD

  2. Oh no! I would be very upset if that happened to me too. But don't worry, I am sure you will get approved for many other requests. : )

    I nominated you for the Liebster award. You can read more about it HERE.

    Congrats and have a great weekend! : )


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